Tabletop roleplaying is alive and well, and possibly more popular than its ever been and for over eight years Pathfinder has provided some of the most exciting, daring and thrilling adventure paths and story routes in recent memory. If you're a huge RPG nut or are seeking an easy way into the hobby, the new Humble Bundle has a veritable treasure trove of sourcebooks, adventure paths and guides to dig into, as well as a whole host of amazing Pathfinder comics.
Remember last week, when we talked about the Humble Bundle's collection of Pathfinder RPG books? Well, if you picked those up (and you still have another week to get on it if you haven't) and thought "Hey, I really enjoy this fantasy world of dragons and dungeons, not necessarily in that order, but I wish there was a way to experience it without all of this dice-rolling," then folks, we have the deal for you.
As a compliment to the RPG offer, Dynamite, Paizo and Humble Bundle have put together a new bundle full of Pathfinder comics. Fifteen bucks gets you 33 comics (and counting), featuring work from Jim Zub and Pathfinder designer Erik Mona.
We're going to go ahead and assume that the kind of people who read websites that are primarily devoted to intense opinions about comic books and jokes about the Bottle City of Kandor are also going to be pretty interested in good deals on dice-based roleplaying games about fighting dragons with magic swords.
If that's the case, here's some good news --- and if you're a person who's been thinking about getting into RPGs but didn't know where to start, it's even better. This week, Paizo Publishing and Humble Bundle launched a deal where $15 will get you 43 books worth of dungeon-crawling, character-creating, spell-casting fun --- including a good chunk of the brand-new Hell's Rebels adventure path.
When it comes to comics inspired by tabletop roleplaying games, many titles focus solely on stories using general concepts from the realms they pull from. Dynamite seems to be going the extra mile this May, though, with the launch of the new Pathfinder: City of Secrets #1 by writer Jim Zub and artist Leandro Oliveira that includes "an exclusive Pathfinder Roleplaying Game encounter, sourcebook appendix, and a bonus removable playable tactical map/art poster," which are all things regular Pathfinder player CA Staff Writer Chris Sims assures me are "neat."
Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions -- and as Halloween approaches, we make those questions spoooooky...